Walnut Cookie Recipes

Rich, crunchy walnuts are the go-to nut in many brownie recipes, apple cookie recipes, and chocolate chip cookie recipes.

Staff Picks

Oatmeal Cherry Walnut Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Old-fashioned caramelized sugar oatmeal cookies like my Grandma in Abilene, Kansas used to make, updated with Dried Tart Cherries and crunchy walnuts. Yumm!
By Chef Doogie


Rating: 4.5 stars 295
This recipe is from Linda Shapiro. I have many rugelach recipes, but this is truly the best I have ever made.

Walnut Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Everyone in my family loves this cookie, they're like little pecan pies, and you can make them with pecans instead of walnuts if you choose. You will need a mini muffin pan for this recipe.

Caramel Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 14
Buttery and nutty refrigerator cookies made with brown sugar for a caramel flavor.
By ALISA4392

The Rebbetzin Chef's Persian Walnut Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
These delicately-spiced, rose-scented cookies are the perfect treat for Passover since they contain no flour. They are nutty and rich, slightly chewy with a crunchy exterior. Pistachios or almonds can be substituted for the walnuts.

Mom's Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
This is one of my mom's favorite cookies that she made quite often. Mom had lots of family and friends over and they always had these cookies on hand with tea.

Walnut Cookies I

Rating: 3.5 stars 7
An easy recipe for tasty cookies!

Quick and Easy Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1938
This quick and easy recipe for chocolate brownies with walnuts takes about 45 minutes to make.
By Allrecipes Member

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 5503
These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.

WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
This was my Grandmother's recipe from the 1940's. These cookies use molasses in place of brown sugar, which was one of the items rationed during the war (and harder to get than white sugar, they tell me). To me they're better than regular oatmeal cookies!

Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1789
I personally think these are the best brownies in the world. Try them, I think you'll agree! To make the brownies rich and buttery, use melted butter instead of the vegetable oil.

Inspiration and Ideas

Russian Tea Cakes
Rating: Unrated 1499
These yummy melt-in-your-mouth walnut cookies take just five ingredients.
Grandma Chase's Nanaimo Bars
Rating: Unrated 22
Different from other Nanaimo recipes, it contains NO coconut. It was given to my mother in the 1970's by her mother-in-law.
Easy Kids' Recipe for Fluffy Banana Cookies
Rating: 5 stars 44

I should rename these to the Houdini cookies, with how fast they vanish from my kitchen. Very fluffy and delicious. My daughter just turned one and loves to help make these. She pulls the paper from the butter, peels the bananas, mashes and mixes. It's so fast and easy. Any time we have a couple bananas going brown we mix up these. The recipe originated as my grandmother's banana bread, but one day I was in a rush and didn't want to wait an hour for the bread to bake so I tossed them in as cookies and we all agreed it came out better this way.